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Land Rover Defender 127 MOT Results

64.9% pass rate
from 57 tests in 2020
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for pre-1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Land Rover Defender 127 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.0% fail on Position lamps (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Position lamp (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 5.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 5.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.5% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 3.5% fail on Horn
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.8% fail on Switch
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 3.5% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 3.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 1.8% fail on Axles
      • 1.8% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 1.8% fail on Springs
      • 1.8% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 3.5% fail on System (25 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Transmission
      • 3.5% fail on Prop shafts (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Prop shaft (40 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Doors (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Driver's door
        • 1.8% fail on Door condition
      • 1.8% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 1.8% fail on Door condition
      • 1.8% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 1.8% fail on Door condition
    • 1.8% fail on Chassis
      • 1.8% fail on Chassis condition
  • 8.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.5% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.8% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.8% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 3.5% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 3.5% fail on Engine oil leaks (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 7.0% fail on Brakes
    • 7.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.8% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 1.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 3.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.8% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.8% fail on Lever
  • 7.0% fail on Steering
    • 7.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.5% fail on Other components (43 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Steering component
        • 1.8% fail on Steering linkage
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.8% fail on Steering wheel
    • 1.8% fail on Steering play
      • 1.8% fail on Steering box
  • 5.3% fail on Visibility
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Washers
  • 3.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plates
  • 3.5% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth